Thank you for visiting the Department of Labor (DOL) Web site and
reviewing our privacy and security statement. DOL is strongly committed to
maintaining the privacy of your personal information and the security of our
computer systems. With respect to the collection, use and disclosure of
personal information, DOL makes every effort to ensure compliance with
applicable federal law, including, but not limited to,
Privacy Act of 1974,
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, and
Freedom of Information Act.
As a general rule, the Department of Labor does not collect
personally-identifying information about you when you visit our site, unless
you choose to provide such information to us. The information we receive
depends upon what you do when visiting our site.
If you respond to an online request for personal
Generally, the information requested by the Department will be used to
respond to your inquiry or to provide you with the service associated with the
request. However, when this information is requested, the reasons for
collecting it with a description of the Department's intended use of the
information will be fully described in a customized "Privacy Notice." This
Privacy Notice will either appear on the Web page collecting the information or
be accessible through a link prominently displayed immediately preceding the
If you visit our site to read or download information, we collect
and store the following information:
- The name of the domain from which you access the Internet (for
example, dol.gov, if you are connecting from the Department of Labor's computer
- The date and time you access our site.
- The Internet address of the Web site from which you linked directly
to our site.
The above information is used by software programs on our Web site to
create summary statistics which allow us to assess the number of visitors to
the different sections of our site, identify what information is of most and
least interest, determine technical design specifications, monitor system
performance, and help us make our site more useful to visitors.
If you identify yourself by sending an e-mail containing personal
You also may decide to send us personally-identifying information, for
example your mailing address, in an electronic mail message requesting that
information be mailed to you. Information collected in this manner is used
solely for responding to requests for information or records. We may forward
your e-mail to other Government employees who are better able to respond to
you. Should you wish to file a request under FOIA, instructions are provided
If you link to other sites outside DOL:
Our Web site has many links to other sites. When you link to any of
these sites, you are no longer on our site and are subject to the privacy
policy of the new site.
Cookie Use Notice
The U.S. Department of Labor employs "cookies" to provide better service
personally-identifying information from users or to track user activities
beyond our Web site. The Department does not maintain copies of cookies on our
Web site after you leave our Web site.
Cookies are small pieces of temporary data that are exchanged between a
Web site and a user's computer which enable a "session," or "dialog," to be
established between the two machines. With the session established, the
Department is able to tailor its responses (i.e., identify and provide you with
the information you want) and help you traverse our Web pages in the most
efficient and effective manner possible. The session is often broken when the
Department's server does not receive further requests from your computer or you
simply exit your browser.
types of cookies that are temporarily stored in your computer's memory. Session
cookies are normally deleted from a user's computer when the user logs off the
computer or the user exits the browser. As of January, 2001, the Department
does not issue "persistent cookies" types of cookies that could be
stored permanently on your workstation and reused each time you visit the
Department's Web site.
For security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available
to all users, our Web site also employs software programs to monitor network
traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or
otherwise cause damage.
Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on
this service are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the
Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and
National Information Infrastructure Protection Act of 1996.